Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Trip Facts

Primary Activity Trekking Secondary Activity Cultural Tour
Trip Difficulty Moderate Cultural Adventure
Duration 23 Days
Trip Cost 999 USD Group Size Min 2 Pax
Country Nepal

Trip Introduction

The Annapurna Circuit trek is known as the most diverse trek of the world. The complete circuit of the Annapurna massive, an estimated 300km, begins from lush sub-tropical forests below 800m in altitude. The scenery changes everyday from rice paddies and pine forests to Tibet-like countryside on the northern slopes of the Himalayas in the district of Manang. Manang was only opened to trekkers in 1977, although a few mountaineering expeditions and scientific sorties/ parties? had visited this region in the 1950s.
Annapurna Circuit TrekkingThe ‘Circuit’ Trek
After Manang, the terrain turns to high altitude ice desert over Thorung La Pass at 5416m, down to Muktinath, Jomsom reaching the forested areas below Tukuche. Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit trek include the Kali Gandaki River on the other side of the Thorung La Pass which is considered the deepest ravine in the world, five times deeper than the Grand Canyon. The Kali Gandaki River cuts deeply between Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) to the west and Mt Annapurna (8091m) to the east.
Continue down the Kali Gandaki gorge amidst some stunning views of mountains and diverse flora and fauna in the lower forests, passing through Ghorepani with a magnificent sunrise view from nearby Poon Hill. The Annapurna Circuit trek ends here and you can relax near the lake city of Pokhara.

per peson 999 USD

In group 899 USD per person

Day 1 – Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1330m)
Day 2 – Half day walking tour of Ason, the old market place
Day 3 – Drive to Besi Sahar (750m)
Day 4 – Trek to Bahundanda (1310m) 5 to 5 ½ hours
Day 5 – Trek to Chyamje (1430m) 6 to 6 ½ hours
Day 6 – Trek to Bagarchhap (2160m) 6 to 7 hours
Day 7 – Trek to Chame (2630m) 5 hours
Day 8 – Trek to Pisang (3190m) 5 hours
Day 9 – Trek to Manang (3500m) 5 hours (Lower Route) or 7 to 8 hours (Higher Route)
Day 10 – Rest Day for Acclimatisation
Day 11 – Trek to Yak Kharka (4090m) 4 hours
Day 12 – Trek to Thorung Phedi (4420m) 4 hours
Day 13 – Trek to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorung La (5415m) Approximately 8 to 10 hours
Day 14 – Trek to Marpha (2665m) 7 to 8 hours
Day 15 – Trek to Larjung (2550m) 6 to 7 hours
Day 16 – Trek to Ghasa (1860m) 7 to 8 hours
Day 17 – Trek to Tatopani (1190m) 7 to 8 hours
Day 18 – Trek to Chitre (2390m) 5 hours
Day 19 – Trek to Ghorepani (2800m) 2 to 3 hours
Day 20 – Finish Annapurna Circuit trek at Nayapul and drive on to Pokhara (915m) 5-6 hours
Day 21 – Late afternoon flight to Kathmandu
Day 22 – Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 23 – International Departure



Equipments

  • You must bring the following items:
  • Hiking boots
  • Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Head torch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L.
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel
  • Daypack, 25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets